Jagdambika Pal fumbles while taking oath in LS

Jagdambika Pal, who recently switched from Congress to BJP, Friday fumbled as he tried to take oath in the Lok Sabha without reading from a printed slip, leaving members amused.

PTI| Updated: Jun 06, 2014, 15:20 PM IST

New Delhi: Jagdambika Pal, who recently switched from Congress to BJP, Friday fumbled as he tried to take oath in the Lok Sabha without reading from a printed slip, leaving members amused.

Pal, who got elected on BJP ticket from Domariyaganj in Uttar Pradesh, finally had to read from the printed slip, which he had initially refused to accept.
The 63-year-old leader apparently wanted to display his oratorial skills by refusing to read from the printed slip which was offered by the Lok Sabha staff.

However, as he recited some parts of the oath in Sanskrit, he fumbled and could not go further. He then called for the printed slip to complete the oath.
Earlier, as he walked into the Well, Trinamool Congress leader Kalyan Banerjee was heard asking him, "in which party is he (Pal) now" in a lighter vein. In response, Pal said "in your party".

Banerjee was even heard remarking that Pal had also been a one-day chief minister.